Chicago Bears Week 1 Report Card

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Sep 7, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman runs onto the field prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams (C)

The good news on special teams was Robbie Gould managed to hit on all his field goals.  Senorice Perry was indecisive on kick returns and failed to show any burst.  Coverage teams weren’t a disaster, but the Bills managed to get a couple of decent returns.  Pat O’Donnell appeared to do most of his damage to sideline camera that tried to catch one of his punts.

Coaching (D)

I was really disappointed in the coaching staff and I think this is going to become a post of its own.  The Bears looked unprepared to play the game.  Marc Trestman was too busy coddling guys and giving them the day off to be prepared to play.  Trestman did win a challenge, but I’m not sure he would have challenged it had Brandon Marshall not lobbied so vigorously to throw the red flag.  After the first drive, the offensive play calling was questionable at best.  Why run a flea flicker when everything was working perfectly?

What do you think?  What grades would you give to particular players or positions?  Who is most to blame?